trace, co-created by Tristan R. Whiston and Moynan King, is an interactive and interdisciplinary performance piece about the voice in transition; it explores representation and identity as embodied processes, and focuses on the ongoing nature of “queer-becoming.”
Beginning with archival audio recordings of Tristan R. Whiston’s singing voice across different stages of his life, including his gender transition, trace integrates sound art, music, and video in an immersive and interactive live performance.
Development of trace began in 2012 with a workshop production (presented by FADO Performance Art Centre and New Adventures in Sound Art) that resulted in a 2015 Trans-Canada touring production presented in Whitehorse, Yellowknife (Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre), Dawson City (Klondike Institute of Art and Culture), Regina (Queer City Cinema) and Montreal (Studio 303).
In April 2023, trace will close Theatre Passe Muraille’s 2022/2023 season.
This re-imagined iteration of trace honours the fundamental premise of the original work in an extended engagement with the ways that we (as artists; as queers; as bodies) are always becoming, yet remain, forever, in conversation with our past selves.
By transforming a private story into a public performance, audiences will be taken on a journey across time and identity.